Bennett Bear Business Newsletter

Week of August 24, 2020

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Dear Amazing Bennett Families,

Thanks for being AWESOME!!! We are so thankful to have the BEST students, staff, and parents at the "Best School in McKinney." While this is a unique time in education, we are thankful to be on this journey with YOU!

We appreciate your continued support, as our staff is working hard to serve all our BEARS. We've got this!

Proud to be a BEAR,


Information from Our Counselor - Christie Thompson

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Sign up for Mrs. Thompson’s SEL focus for each day, important reminders, & announcements:

Ex: Our character trait for the month of August is CREATIVITY. We will be looking for the students who show the CREATIVITY this month. What does CREATIVITY mean to you? Creativity: the use of the imagination for original ideas. Watch Kid President talk about Inventors.

Complete Your 2020-2021 Criminal Background Check

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We are looking forward to welcoming visitors and volunteers back into our building on Thursday, September 17th. In order to volunteer on any McKinney ISD campus, you are required to complete and pass an annual criminal background check.

Below is the link and information from the district website for you to complete your annual criminal background check. We encourage you to complete your background check sooner than later. At the beginning of the school year, it may take longer for your background check to be approved due to the high volume of parents completing the process.

The volunteer grace period for parents that passed their criminal background check for the 2019-2020 school year, will expire on Wednesday, September 30th.

We look forward to seeing YOU at school soon.

MISD COVID Parent Letter

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Online Suggestions & Expectations

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Zoom Etiquettes

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MISD Grab & Go Meals

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Coming Up - Kindergarten Color Weeks - September 8-18 - Everyone Welcome to Participate

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Bennett's Spirit Days - 2020-2021

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All Things McKinney ISD Alpha

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Information from Bennett Nurse - Tiffany Krueger

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Free & Reduced Meal Applications

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Free and Reduced program applications have been delivered to the front offices at the school. To enable social distancing and an easier experience for the parents, we recommend that parents use the online application option, which is open at The online application is also usually quicker to process.

Upcoming Events

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Monday, August 24th:

1st Day of Dyslexia Services

Wednesday, September 2nd:

PTO's Chalk the Walk - 8:00PM

Thursday, September 3rd:

1st Day of In-Person & Virtual Learning for our BEARS

Thursday, September 3rd - Friday, September 11th:

No Alpha - Alpha Testing & Home Campus Routines/Procedures

Thursday, September 3rd - Friday, September 18th:

No Visitors & Volunteers between 8:00AM-3:07PM

*As we work to Build Routines & Procedures with our BEARS

Monday, September 7th:

Labor Day - No school for students & staff

Tuesday, September 8th - Friday, September 11th:

Kindergarten Color Week 1 - Every BEAR is encouraged to participate

Tuesday, September 8th:

Kindergarten Color RED Day

Wednesday, September 9th:

Kindergarten Color WHITE Day

Thursday, September 10th:

Kindergarten Color YELLOW Day

PTO General Meeting at 6:00PM - More Details to Come

Friday, September 11th:

Kindergarten Color BLUE Day

Monday, September 14th - Friday, September 18th:

Kindergarten Color Week 2 - Every BEAR is encouraged to participate

Monday, September 14th:

Kindergarten Color GREEN Day

3rd Grade Alpha Face to Face classes begin at Webb

Tuesday, September 15th:

Kindergarten Color ORANGE Day

Wednesday, September 16th:

Kindergarten Color BLACK Day

Thursday, September 17th:

Kindergarten Color PINK Day

Visitors & Volunteers Welcome Back into the Building

Friday, September 18th:

Kindergarten Color PURPLE Day

Thursday, September 17th - Friday, September 18th:

4th & 5th Grade Alpha Face to Face begins at Webb

Friday, September 25th:

September School Wide Friday Live Celebration - 2:15PM - Virtually - More Details to Come

Wednesday, September 30th:

MISD Volunteer Background Grace Period Ends

*Be sure to complete your 2020-2021 MISD Background Check

BEARS Celebrating a Birthday in August

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24 - Jennifer Blazek - Kindergarten Teacher, Lovella, Brooklyn

25 - Haley

26 - Hensley

27 - Anthony, Kaden

28 - Rachel Androlowicz - STC Paraprofessional, Kevin, Gabriella

30 - Ahiyan, Hailey

31 - Elijah, Timothy, Oluchi

Join Our AMAZING Bennett PTO

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